Just half an hour from downtown Stockholm the hotel Siggesta Gård offers charming surroundings in which you can socialise, stay the night, and hold meetings and conferences in a rustic, modern setting. The different wings of the hotel are like small villas, with plenty of beds and access to the gardens and farm – where you can let time slip by as you indulge in a glass of wine while the kids pet the horses or marvel at the chickens, goats, and alpacas. There are also hiking trails, ogre paths (that’s for you to discover!), an outdoor gym, and adventure golf.
If you’re a foodie you’ll love the deli and restaurant, which feature rustic wooden tables overseen by copper light fixtures. The wooden walls have been sourced from a local barn and are fitted out with saddles. Did we mention Siggesta Gård is rustic and charming? Every bit truly is, including the rooms.
“The rooms are furnished like bedrooms,” says CEO Susanne Blomberg. “So instead of televisions you’ll find a selection of magazines and books to page through.”
Her background is in the restaurant business but Blomberg changed course at one point to study behavioural science, so when se first came to Siggesta Farm she focused on HR. The result was a theatre in the barn, a challenging proposition in Värmdö, where the hotel is located – so ticket prices are friendly. Since taking on the role of CEO four years ago, Blomberg has focused primarily on developing the hotel.
“We want to give our guests a tranquil, luxurious experience that is rustic without being old-fashioned,” says Susanne. “In order to preserve the character of the farm and the homely feel we have instinctually avoided the standard fare you’d normally find in a hotel or restaurant.”
Camilla Ledin, Food & Beverage Manager at Siggesta, has a history with Susanne, having previously worked with her at one of Stockholm’s finer restaurants. When she speaks about Siggesta’s autumn brunch, which is served from 11-15 on weekends, you can feel her passion.
“This is where rural and urban meet, with influences from places as diverse as New York and Palma,” says Camilla. “The brunch includes pinchos, homemade rye bread, creamy eggs, rural prawns, beef brisket, and potato salad with curry and apple. You can also build your own sliders with the chuck steak or create your own fish taco with salted salmon or Siggestas ceviche. Round it all off with truffles, a selection of chees, and garden compote and satisfied doesn’t begin to describe the feeling. For the kids there is a children’s buffet, and there are also vegetarian options.
In addition to weekend brunch and the weekday lunch, the restaurant offers an excellent dinner menu on Friday and Saturday evenings. Siggesta puts its own signature on the menu, offering sausages made on the farm, as well as seasonal ingredients that are often locally sourced, such as venison. They have also been Swan labelled (the Nordic Ecolabel) and are committed to reducing food waste.
In the Swedish food and lifestyle guide Mat, möten och människor på Siggesta Gård, which is sold in the deli, you’ll find 65 delicious recipes from the farm, along with beautiful images reflecting the serene atmosphere. Also at the deli you’ll find homemade breads and fig jam, among other delicacies – perfect for gifting yourself or someone you love.
Sponsored article in collaboration with Siggesta Gård.